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Make Safer Changes: Automated Change Validation

By Steve LamontSeptember 10, 2019

Ed. note: The following transcript has been drawn from the on-demand recording — no registration needed or form to fill out — of  NetBrain’s Just in Time Automation for IT Operations…

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AI answers the question “What’s changed in my network?”

By Christian Lorentz September 9, 2019

What has changed in my network? This sounds like a very basic question, but most of the network administrators I’m speaking with are not able to answer it. Networks have never…

A Peek Under the Hood of Runbook Automation

By Chris Lopez April 23, 2019

You never know how complicated your job is until you have to explain it to somebody. About two years ago, I was training my replacement and I realized how many…

CLI Parsers: The Basic Unit of Automation

By Chris Lopez November 8, 2018

CLI parsers are specialized files that essentially tell your system the following: “for CLI output [X], here’s how to distinguish the important variables [Y] & [Z] from the rest of…

4 Advanced Use Cases for Automation with NetBrain

By Chris Lopez October 26, 2018

Last week, I discussed 6 of the most common use cases for automation that NetBrain customers have implemented in their networking environments. Using Runbooks, clients have been able to eliminate the overhead…

The Science of A/B Path Calculation

By Chris Lopez October 4, 2018

A/B Path behaves like a network engineer, logging into devices hop-by-hop to mimic the actual path of a packet along a network. It will consider policies, ACLs, routing tables, and…

See All Network Data on a Single Map — Without Clutter

By Steve Lamont September 12, 2018

NetBrain’s visualization and automation platform is built upon a foundation of deep, intelligent discovery. Using not only SNMP but also the CLI, as well as API integrations, NetBrain’s discovery engine…

Tackle Intermittent Problems with “Just in Time” Automation

By Steve Lamont July 11, 2018

If you’re like most network engineers, near the top of your list of Most Frustrating Tasks is trying to troubleshoot a problem that’s no longer in play. We’ve all been there:…

Network Troubleshooting: Using a Magnet to Find That Needle in a Haystack

By Steve Lamont July 9, 2018

According to recent Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research, the average enterprise network management team spends 75% of its time troubleshooting problems. Specifically, they spend about 35% of their time firefighting…

Integrate Automated Validation Into Your Existing Change Management Workflow

By Steve Lamont June 27, 2018

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange, ch-ch-changes…                                              …

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